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I have a shortcut to "xfce4-display-settings -m" that displays the following options when I have two monitors connected:

  • Laptop
  • Mirror Displays
  • Extend to the Right
  • Monitor

I would like to also see "Extend to the Left." What can I do to make that option appear?

Note: I am running Ubuntu 12.10 with xubuntu-desktop installed.

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I don't think there's a way to add an option to the GUI way. I can provide a script which you can run or bind a keyboard shortcut to, if you want. – mreq Dec 31 '13 at 19:46
A script that applied that option would satisfy my use-case, so yes, I'd appreciate it if you wrote one and posted it as an answer. – corvec Jan 7 '14 at 16:33
The GUI is the same in Ubuntu 14.04, still no way to change that GUI. – Tarnay Kálmán Aug 31 '14 at 20:48
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The command is simple:

xrandr --output HDMI1 --auto --left-of eDP1

You will have to find the names of the displays and edit the command accordingly. To do so, simply run xrandr without arguments.

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